SUNDAY OCT. 3 at 6:30 PM
Division C.
MOTOR CITY FUEL
2
FIGHTING FLAMIN.
7
SUNDAY OCT. 3 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
MOOSE
4
BOMBERS
3
SUNDAY OCT. 3 at 7:30 PM
Division C.
HAWKS
9
THRASHERS
5
SUNDAY OCT. 3 at 8:00 PM
Division C.
CHIEFS
7
ANGRY DUCKS
6
SUNDAY OCT. 3 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
DRAGONZ
2
BANDITS
6
SUNDAY OCT. 3 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
SHOCK
3
WINGS
4
SUNDAY OCT. 3 at 9:30 PM
Division C.
KINGS
8
PIT BULLS
2
SUNDAY OCT. 3 at 10:00 PM
ASAP EXPRESS Division C.
2
WARRIORS Division C.
6
TUESDAY OCT. 5 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
STAMPEDE
0
ASAP EXPRESS
4
WEDNESDAY OCT. 6 at 9:45 PM
Division C.
THRASHERS
3
DOGS
6
SUNDAY OCT. 10 at 6:30 PM
Division C.
HAWKS
6
SHOCK
4
SUNDAY OCT. 10 at 7:00 PM
ASAP EXPRESS Division C.
1
BANDITS Division C.
9
SUNDAY OCT. 10 at 7:30 PM
Division C.
DOGS
3
THRASHERS
2
SUNDAY OCT. 10 at 8:00 PM
Division C.
WOLFPACK
5
MOOSE
4
SUNDAY OCT. 10 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
ANGRY DUCKS
1
PIT BULLS
5
SUNDAY OCT. 10 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
MOTOR CITY FUEL
2
BOMBERS
7
SUNDAY OCT. 10 at 9:30 PM
Division C.
DRAGONZ
5
WARRIORS
2
SUNDAY OCT. 10 at 10:00 PM
Division C.
CHIEFS
4
KINGS
3
TUESDAY OCT. 12 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
MOTOR CITY FUEL
3
FIGHTING FLAMIN.
2
WEDNESDAY OCT. 13 at 9:45 PM
Division C.
WINGS
4
THRASHERS
3
SUNDAY OCT. 17 at 6:30 PM
Division C.
KINGS
3
ANGRY DUCKS
3
SUNDAY OCT. 17 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
BANDITS
10
WARRIORS
2
SUNDAY OCT. 17 at 7:30 PM
Division C.
WINGS
4
HAWKS
7
SUNDAY OCT. 17 at 8:00 PM
Division C.
PIT BULLS
2
CHIEFS
3
SUNDAY OCT. 17 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
MOOSE
5
MOTOR CITY FUEL
4
SUNDAY OCT. 17 at 9:00 PM
ASAP EXPRESS Division C.
2
DRAGONZ Division C.
7
SUNDAY OCT. 17 at 9:30 PM
Division C.
SHOCK
7
DOGS
2
SUNDAY OCT. 17 at 10:00 PM
Division C.
FIGHTING FLAMIN.
7
WOLFPACK
0
TUESDAY OCT. 19 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
BOMBERS
3
MOOSE
4
WEDNESDAY OCT. 20 at 9:45 PM
Division C.
CHIEFS
9
STAMPEDE
10
SUNDAY OCT. 24 at 5:30 PM
Division C.
BOMBERS
4
WOLFPACK
0
SUNDAY OCT. 24 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
HAWKS
9
DOGS
5
SUNDAY OCT. 24 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
FIGHTING FLAMIN.
3
MOOSE
1
SUNDAY OCT. 24 at 7:30 PM
Division C.
SHOCK
3
THRASHERS
2
SUNDAY OCT. 24 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
WARRIORS
3
DRAGONZ
7
SUNDAY OCT. 24 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
KINGS
7
PIT BULLS
1
SUNDAY OCT. 24 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
ASAP EXPRESS
4
STAMPEDE
6
SUNDAY OCT. 24 at 10:00 PM
Division C.
ANGRY DUCKS
5
CHIEFS
4
TUESDAY OCT. 26 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
DOGS
6
WINGS
2
TUESDAY NOV. 2 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
WINGS
7
HAWKS
3
WEDNESDAY NOV. 3 at 9:45 PM
Division C.
WOLFPACK
4
MOTOR CITY FUEL
6
THURSDAY NOV. 4 at 9:45 PM
Division C.
BANDITS
1
DRAGONZ
0
SUNDAY NOV. 7 at 5:30 PM
Division C.
WINGS
3
SHOCK
0
SUNDAY NOV. 7 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
WARRIORS
4
DRAGONZ
2
SUNDAY NOV. 7 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
PIT BULLS
2
ASAP EXPRESS
5
SUNDAY NOV. 7 at 7:30 PM
Division C.
THRASHERS
4
DOGS
10
SUNDAY NOV. 7 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
STAMPEDE
0
ANGRY DUCKS
4
SUNDAY NOV. 7 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
KINGS
4
CHIEFS
7
SUNDAY NOV. 7 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
MOTOR CITY FUEL
0
FIGHTING FLAMIN.
2
SUNDAY NOV. 7 at 10:00 PM
Division C.
MOOSE
3
BOMBERS
5
TUESDAY NOV. 9 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
BOMBERS
6
WOLFPACK
3
WEDNESDAY NOV. 10 at 9:45 PM
CHIEFS Division C.
2
BANDITS Division C.
11
SUNDAY NOV. 14 at 5:30 PM
Division C.
DRAGONZ
2
BANDITS
7
SUNDAY NOV. 14 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
HAWKS
5
SHOCK
3
SUNDAY NOV. 14 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
ASAP EXPRESS
3
KINGS
4
SUNDAY NOV. 14 at 7:30 PM
Division C.
THRASHERS
2
WINGS
3
SUNDAY NOV. 14 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
MOOSE
4
WOLFPACK
1
SUNDAY NOV. 14 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
PIT BULLS
5
STAMPEDE
1
SUNDAY NOV. 14 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
BOMBERS
7
MOTOR CITY FUEL
1
SUNDAY NOV. 14 at 10:00 PM
Division C.
ANGRY DUCKS
0
CHIEFS
1
TUESDAY NOV. 16 at 9:00 PM
KINGS Division C.
4
WARRIORS Division C.
5
WEDNESDAY NOV. 17 at 9:45 PM
Division C.
SHOCK
2
DOGS
6
SUNDAY NOV. 21 at 5:30 PM
Division C.
STAMPEDE
2
CHIEFS
7
SUNDAY NOV. 21 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
PIT BULLS
1
KINGS
5
SUNDAY NOV. 21 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
WOLFPACK
1
FIGHTING FLAMIN.
5
SUNDAY NOV. 21 at 7:30 PM
Division C.
THRASHERS
2
SHOCK
4
SUNDAY NOV. 21 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
ASAP EXPRESS
4
ANGRY DUCKS
4
SUNDAY NOV. 21 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
DOGS
4
HAWKS
5
SUNDAY NOV. 21 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
BANDITS
4
WARRIORS
5
SUNDAY NOV. 21 at 10:00 PM
Division C.
MOTOR CITY FUEL
4
MOOSE
6
TUESDAY NOV. 23 at 10:15 PM
Division C.
FIGHTING FLAMIN.
3
BOMBERS
5
TUESDAY NOV. 30 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
ANGRY DUCKS
2
PIT BULLS
1
WEDNESDAY DEC. 1 at 9:45 PM
Division C.
KINGS
7
STAMPEDE
4
SUNDAY DEC. 5 at 5:30 PM
Division C.
WARRIORS
1
DRAGONZ
6
SUNDAY DEC. 5 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
MOOSE
0
FIGHTING FLAMIN.
5
SUNDAY DEC. 5 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
ASAP EXPRESS
3
STAMPEDE
2
SUNDAY DEC. 5 at 7:30 PM
Division C.
DOGS
6
WINGS
7
SUNDAY DEC. 5 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
CHIEFS
5
PIT BULLS
0
SUNDAY DEC. 5 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
WOLFPACK
3
BOMBERS
7
SUNDAY DEC. 5 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
THRASHERS
4
HAWKS
8
SUNDAY DEC. 5 at 10:00 PM
Division C.
KINGS
4
ANGRY DUCKS
0
TUESDAY DEC. 7 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
FIGHTING FLAMIN.
6
MOTOR CITY FUEL
0
WEDNESDAY DEC. 8 at 9:45 PM
Division C.
DRAGONZ
4
BANDITS
7
SUNDAY DEC. 12 at 5:30 PM
Division C.
WOLFPACK
1
MOOSE
7
SUNDAY DEC. 12 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
BANDITS
9
WARRIORS
4
SUNDAY DEC. 12 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
CHIEFS
1
ASAP EXPRESS
4
SUNDAY DEC. 12 at 7:30 PM
Division C.
THRASHERS
1
DOGS
4
SUNDAY DEC. 12 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
BOMBERS
4
MOTOR CITY FUEL
6
SUNDAY DEC. 12 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
ANGRY DUCKS
2
PIT BULLS
4
SUNDAY DEC. 12 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
SHOCK
0
WINGS
1
SUNDAY DEC. 12 at 10:00 PM
Division C.
STAMPEDE
7
KINGS
3
TUESDAY DEC. 14 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
FIGHTING FLAMIN.
2
MOOSE
3
WEDNESDAY DEC. 15 at 9:45 PM
Division C.
ANGRY DUCKS
1
STAMPEDE
6
SUNDAY DEC. 19 at 5:30 PM
Division C.
HAWKS
5
SHOCK
4
SUNDAY DEC. 19 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
BOMBERS
2
FIGHTING FLAMIN.
5
SUNDAY DEC. 19 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
ASAP EXPRESS
5
ANGRY DUCKS
3
SUNDAY DEC. 19 at 7:30 PM
Division C.
WINGS
10
THRASHERS
1
SUNDAY DEC. 19 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
WARRIORS
3
DRAGONZ
7
SUNDAY DEC. 19 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
CHIEFS
3
KINGS
3
SUNDAY DEC. 19 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
MOTOR CITY FUEL
4
WOLFPACK
5
SUNDAY DEC. 19 at 10:00 PM
Division C.
PIT BULLS
7
STAMPEDE
2
TUESDAY DEC. 21 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
ASAP EXPRESS
2
PIT BULLS
1
WEDNESDAY DEC. 22 at 9:45 PM
Division C.
WARRIORS
BANDITS
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY JAN. 2 at 5:30 PM
Division C.
CHIEFS
3
ASAP EXPRESS
5
SUNDAY JAN. 2 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
ANGRY DUCKS
KINGS
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY JAN. 2 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
BANDITS
7
DRAGONZ
6
SUNDAY JAN. 2 at 7:30 PM
Division C.
WINGS
4
HAWKS
0
SUNDAY JAN. 2 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
PIT BULLS
7
STAMPEDE
2
SUNDAY JAN. 2 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
MOOSE
8
BOMBERS
9
SUNDAY JAN. 2 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
SHOCK
DOGS
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY JAN. 2 at 10:00 PM
Division C.
FIGHTING FLAMIN.
4
WOLFPACK
2
TUESDAY JAN. 4 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
MOTOR CITY FUEL
3
MOOSE
4
WEDNESDAY JAN. 5 at 9:45 PM
Division C.
DRAGONZ
WARRIORS
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY JAN. 9 at 5:30 PM
Division C.
WARRIORS
3
BANDITS
6
SUNDAY JAN. 9 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
WOLFPACK
3
MOTOR CITY FUEL
11
SUNDAY JAN. 9 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
KINGS
2
PIT BULLS
9
SUNDAY JAN. 9 at 7:30 PM
Division C.
THRASHERS
1
SHOCK
6
SUNDAY JAN. 9 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
FIGHTING FLAMIN.
6
MOOSE
3
SUNDAY JAN. 9 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
CHIEFS
5
STAMPEDE
5
SUNDAY JAN. 9 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
DOGS
6
HAWKS
5
SUNDAY JAN. 9 at 10:00 PM
Division C.
ASAP EXPRESS
0
ANGRY DUCKS
5
TUESDAY JAN. 11 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
FIGHTING FLAMIN.
6
BOMBERS
9
WEDNESDAY JAN. 12 at 9:45 PM
Division C.
SHOCK
0
WINGS
5
SUNDAY JAN. 16 at 5:30 PM
Division C.
STAMPEDE
3
ASAP EXPRESS
7
SUNDAY JAN. 16 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
PIT BULLS
3
ANGRY DUCKS
1
SUNDAY JAN. 16 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
DRAGONZ
2
WARRIORS
6
SUNDAY JAN. 16 at 7:30 PM
Division C.
DOGS
8
THRASHERS
1
SUNDAY JAN. 16 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
KINGS
8
CHIEFS
3
SUNDAY JAN. 16 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
BOMBERS
3
WOLFPACK
4
SUNDAY JAN. 16 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
SHOCK
0
WINGS
3
SUNDAY JAN. 16 at 10:00 PM
Division C.
MOTOR CITY FUEL
2
FIGHTING FLAMIN.
5
TUESDAY JAN. 18 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
HAWKS
DOGS
THE DISC @ Dearborn
WEDNESDAY JAN. 19 at 9:45 PM
Division C.
BANDITS
6
DRAGONZ
5
SUNDAY JAN. 23 at 5:30 PM
Division C.
WARRIORS
2
BANDITS
3
SUNDAY JAN. 23 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
BOMBERS
MOTOR CITY FUEL
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY JAN. 23 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
STAMPEDE
7
KINGS
6
SUNDAY JAN. 23 at 7:30 PM
Division C.
HAWKS
2
SHOCK
1
SUNDAY JAN. 23 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
MOOSE
5
WOLFPACK
2
SUNDAY JAN. 23 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
ANGRY DUCKS
CHIEFS
Southfield Sports Arena
SUNDAY JAN. 23 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
DOGS
4
WINGS
3
SUNDAY JAN. 23 at 10:00 PM
Division C.
ASAP EXPRESS
PIT BULLS
Southfield Sports Arena
MONDAY JAN. 24 at 9:30 PM  
BEG SCHOOL
SESSION #1 Beginner
THE DISC @ Dearborn
TUESDAY JAN. 25 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
HAWKS
2
THRASHERS
9
WEDNESDAY JAN. 26 at 9:45 PM
Division C.
WOLFPACK
0
FIGHTING FLAMIN.
7
SUNDAY JAN. 30 at 5:30 PM
Division C.
STAMPEDE
ANGRY DUCKS
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY JAN. 30 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
PIT BULLS
CHIEFS
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY JAN. 30 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
DRAGONZ
BANDITS
Southfield Sports Arena
SUNDAY JAN. 30 at 7:30 PM
Division C.
THRASHERS
WINGS
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY JAN. 30 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
KINGS
ASAP EXPRESS
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY JAN. 30 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
MOTOR CITY FUEL
MOOSE
Southfield Sports Arena
SUNDAY JAN. 30 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
HAWKS
SHOCK
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY JAN. 30 at 10:00 PM
Division C.
BOMBERS
FIGHTING FLAMIN.
Southfield Sports Arena
MONDAY JAN. 31 at 9:30 PM  
BEG SCHOOL
SESSION #2 Beginner
THE DISC @ Dearborn
TUESDAY FEB. 1 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
WINGS
DOGS
THE DISC @ Dearborn
WEDNESDAY FEB. 2 at 9:45 PM
Division C.
BANDITS
WARRIORS
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY FEB. 6 at 5:30 PM
Division C.
WOLFPACK
MOTOR CITY FUEL
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY FEB. 6 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
DOGS
SHOCK
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY FEB. 6 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
ANGRY DUCKS
KINGS
Southfield Sports Arena
SUNDAY FEB. 6 at 7:30 PM
THRASHERS Division C.
BOMBERS Division C.
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY FEB. 6 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
DRAGONZ
BANDITS
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY FEB. 6 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
CHIEFS
ASAP EXPRESS
Southfield Sports Arena
SUNDAY FEB. 6 at 9:00 PM
HAWKS Division C.
STAMPEDE Division C.
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY FEB. 6 at 10:00 PM
PIT BULLS Division C.
WINGS Division C.
Southfield Sports Arena
MONDAY FEB. 7 at 9:30 PM  
BEG SCHOOL
SESSION #3 Beginner
THE DISC @ Dearborn
TUESDAY FEB. 8 at 9:00 PM
SHOCK Division C.
FIGHTING FLAMIN. Division C.
THE DISC @ Dearborn
WEDNESDAY FEB. 9 at 9:45 PM
Division C.
MOTOR CITY FUEL
WOLFPACK
THE DISC @ Dearborn
TUESDAY FEB. 15 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
WINGS
THRASHERS
THE DISC @ Dearborn
WEDNESDAY FEB. 16 at 9:45 PM
Division C.
WARRIORS
BANDITS
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY FEB. 20 at 5:30 PM
STAMPEDE Division C.
DOGS Division C.
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY FEB. 20 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
KINGS
PIT BULLS
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY FEB. 20 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
WARRIORS
DRAGONZ
Southfield Sports Arena
SUNDAY FEB. 20 at 7:30 PM
FIGHTING FLAMIN. Division C.
THRASHERS Division C.
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY FEB. 20 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
ASAP EXPRESS
CHIEFS
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY FEB. 20 at 8:30 PM
BOMBERS Division C.
SHOCK Division C.
Southfield Sports Arena
SUNDAY FEB. 20 at 9:00 PM
ANGRY DUCKS Division C.
HAWKS Division C.
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY FEB. 20 at 10:00 PM
Division C.
WOLFPACK
MOOSE
Southfield Sports Arena
MONDAY FEB. 21 at TBA  
BEG SCHOOL
SESSION #4 Beginner
THE DISC @ Dearborn
TUESDAY FEB. 22 at 9:00 PM
Division C.
BOMBERS
FIGHTING FLAMIN.
THE DISC @ Dearborn
WEDNESDAY FEB. 23 at 9:45 PM
Division C.
HAWKS
WINGS
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY FEB. 27 at 5:30 PM
Division C.
BANDITS
DRAGONZ
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY FEB. 27 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
MOOSE
FIGHTING FLAMIN.
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY FEB. 27 at 7:00 PM
Division C.
STAMPEDE
ASAP EXPRESS
Southfield Sports Arena
SUNDAY FEB. 27 at 8:00 PM
Division C.
THRASHERS
SHOCK
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY FEB. 27 at 8:30 PM
Division C.
MOTOR CITY FUEL
WOLFPACK
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY FEB. 27 at 8:30 PM
DOGS Division C.
PIT BULLS Division C.
Southfield Sports Arena
SUNDAY FEB. 27 at 9:30 PM
WINGS Division C.
ANGRY DUCKS Division C.
THE DISC @ Dearborn
SUNDAY FEB. 27 at 10:00 PM
Division C.
KINGS
CHIEFS
Southfield Sports Arena
MONDAY FEB. 28 at 9:45 PM  
BEG SCHOOL
SESSION #5 Beginner
THE DISC @ Dearborn
Detroit
Beginner Hockey School
 
Registration Links Below for the Following Programs!
(click on the City Name)
Boston
Cleveland
Detroit
New Jersey
New York / Westchester
St. Louis
Washington, DC

Still to Come - Chicago

 
 

The Original “Adult Beginner Hockey School”

Started back in 1980, the then National Novice Hockey League, or NNHL, took a group of adults who had never really skated before, and started the very first school for the adult beginner.

Fast forward 42 years, and you’ve got Hockey North America – the hockey league that has taught tens of thousands of people to play hockey and to this day, continues to innovate



1980 Team USA Hero Mike Eruzione Leads a Class in 2000.

features and service in the adult hockey market that are now the most widely copied concepts in arena & league management today.
 

 

 

But back then, ice hockey was far from popular. Fighting was commonplace, as was brutal body checking. And Heaven help you if you were an adult that wanted to learn to play – in a way, taking the ice for the first time against accomplished adults redefined the “school of hard knocks.”  Forget that.

What we found as the keys to success were:
1.     Provide a learning environment for the adult player and never criticize the student that mustered the courage to finally come out and play. In HNA you can never be too inexperienced.

2.     Keep the playing environment a safe one, understanding that there’s a huge difference in paying to play
– and being paid to play. 


We might be crushing a few dreams, but to date no one in 42 years of HNA hockey has ever “turned pro” at any level of competitive hockey. So we’ll take away the mystery now. Don’t make any plans on quitting your job to go play hockey for a living.

3.     Make it fun and make it interesting. Otherwise, what’s the point? This is your hobby, your recreation and your distraction from everyday life. It’s our job to have you thinking about the game, tempting you with cool hockey vacations, dressing you up in pro style uniforms, and dangling in front of you the ultimate carrot – a Championship weekend against the other HNA cities.

4.
     And finally, manage the program professionally. We’ve played in way too many leagues where the guy running the program skated all the best times, had all the best players, and won the league every year (we LOVE people like that, makes our job so much easier).

Instead, our focus isn’t winning a hockey game, it’s more about creating an environment where no one knows ahead of time who’s going to win. To us, the program operators, not knowing who's going to win and watching as the season plays itself out is what makes the league so much fun, but also interesting and challenging to continue to provide that type of playing environment season after season.
 

Signing Up for The HNA Beginner Program

So you’re ready to sign up and learn to play the great sport of ice hockey.
 Now What?
 
  The first thing is to understand is that hockey is not a cheap sport, and getting less so every year. But especially your very first year, since you’re buying all new gear and learning to skate, you need to make sure that you know that you’ll be spending some money (don’t worry, the stuff you’re getting will last a very long time as long as you take care of it). Once you get started and stay on the same team, it’s just league fees.

Second, is to give the HNA League Office a call at 800-4-HOCKEY to sign up to play. A small $25 deposit holds a roster spot for you for the next school session.

 Third, start looking around for equipment to buy. Hockey equipment is just like anything else. You can spend a lot of money if you want to, but you can also get nice gear without paying top dollar if you know where to look and that you understand what actually constitutes nice gear.

Fourth, start watching hockey from a completely new perspective – you’re a player now. When you watch a game, now you’re looking at exactly where people are positioned, when they shoot and when they pass, understanding the rules, watching what officials call – or don’t call.



The Equipment Checklist is available in the downloads area


   Believe it or not, video hockey games are excellent for learning the basics – position, passing, playmaking, rules. You’ll have enough of a challenge learning to skate, so the more you know going into your first session, the easier school will be.

 Fifth, watch the HNA web site for information on your program and other interesting information about the League and items specific to beginner hockey.

 Sixth, when you get your letter, be sure you attend the organizational meeting for the beginner program. This is probably the most important meeting you’ll attend. You’ll meet your teammates, get your school schedule, find out your team name and colors, meet members of local administration, and have all your questions about hockey and the league answered. We’ll also have you fill out some forms and pay some money as well – it’s all part of becoming a hockey player.

 Seventh, take what you learn in the school and practice. Either use inline skates or head out to a public skating session to start building those leg muscles and gaining your balance. Think just standing up on skates is tricky? Soon you’ll be doing full-fledged hockey stops, skating backwards and actually doing more with your stick than just holding yourself up. Part of the process of getting to that point, however, is practicing outside of the hockey school.

 And finally, eighth, elect a captain that does more than put the puck in the net. Recreational hockey really isn’t about the bravado of who can score more goals. It’s getting a group of people together as a team, and having them understand each other and stay organized enough to get things done both on, and off, the ice. A good recreational captain is one that is available by phone during the day, has an email address that is checked fairly regularly, and understands the role the captain plays is as a conduit for information between the team and the League.  No question a captain needs to be a leader on the ice, but the team is made or broken, off the ice.


Ready to Register? Scroll back to the top to see the available programs. Be sure to visit the page you're interested in and read all the details about start dates, any upcoming meetings, price, along with what's included in the price (and what isn't). 

Have Questions or want to register via telephone? The HNA League Office maintains a staff (yes, live people answering the phone!) that's accessible via toll free number - 800-4-HOCKEY (800-446-2539). HNA League Office hours are Monday - Thursday, 10AM - 4PM Eastern, Friday 9AM - 1PM.

       

 
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